Quotations quotes
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -- it is a plaything.

- Peacock, Thomas Love
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

- David H. Comins
I quote others in order to better express myself.

- Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

- Burns, Robert
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.

- Pierre Bayle
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.

- Woolf, Virginia
I didn't really say everything I said.

- Yogi Berra
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.

- Alfred North Whitehead
Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

- Benjamin Disraeli
We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our white mythology. Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.

- Hassan, Ihab
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.

- Louise Guiney
People who like quotations love meaningless generalizations.

- Graham Greene
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

- Sir Winston Churchill
The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.

- Morely, John
Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?

- Philip G. Hamerton
The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied,'Verify your quotations.'

- Sir Winston Churchill
A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no book—it is a plaything.

- Thomas Love Peacock
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

- Fadiman, Clifton

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